First IVF cycle EVER....HELP!!!

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Registered: 08-05-2011
First IVF cycle EVER....HELP!!!
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Fri, 08-05-2011 - 2:11am
Scared to death. Any advice appreciated. I don't understand a lot of these terms (DH, RE, TESE ) you all use, but the basics are: I'm 30 and my husband is 37. 2% normal morphology for sperm and low AMH for me. ICSI with IVF only option. Just started "cycle" but won't start estrogen until after I get positive ovulation test. Curious of a couple things:
1. Do people have success with one attempt or should I plan on 3-4?
2. Can I still work full time while on drugs? I.e. Are there tons of side effects?
3. And finally...can u give me one thing you would change from previous cycles...sort of advice to new people.
Thx!!
pregnancy Amy 30 years old(DOR); husband 37 (morphology issue) TTC-3 years: RE told us IVF with ICSI only option IVF cycle #1 an

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Registered: 08-05-2011
Fri, 08-05-2011 - 2:15pm

amazing story! thanks for sharing!!

pregnancy Amy 30 years old(DOR); husband 37 (morphology issue) TTC-3 years: RE told us IVF with ICSI only option IVF cycle #1 an
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Registered: 09-29-2010
Sun, 08-07-2011 - 8:25pm

Sure!

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Registered: 08-08-2011
Mon, 08-08-2011 - 10:11pm

I just started my first IVF ever - on day six of the stims.... You're definitely not alone in being scared. Way overwhelmed here, too. So far, "take it one day at a time" is the simplest and best advice I've heard so far. I went to an initial two-hour orientation class with my husband - complete with injection lessons - and had a total breakdown as soon as it ended. It was necessary but just too much info to take in at once. Now that we're actually into it, I'm only thinking about what I have to do each night. I'm still freaked out and my husband has been a godsend helping me through it (I have a long history of fainting with needles and shots, so needless to say, IVF was not high on my list of things to do!).

I'm with others in not spending too much time comparing your situation because we're all different. But so far, it's just nice to know I'm not the only one so freaked out!

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Registered: 08-05-2011
Thu, 08-11-2011 - 1:31pm

Hey ashnyc!

pregnancy Amy 30 years old(DOR); husband 37 (morphology issue) TTC-3 years: RE told us IVF with ICSI only option IVF cycle #1 an

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